Newly merged HP Printing and Personal Systems group exhibits compelling customer experiences with innovative portfolio
HP today showcased its unparalleled line of computers and printers, the first show of resolve for the newly created HP Printing and Personal Systems group.
More than 500 media influencers from around the world gathered at the Shanghai Expo Center to view the new products, which include:
• HP SpectreXT, an ultramobile premium Ultrabook™ that delivers an overall premium experience with extraordinary design and performance;
• HP ENVY Sleekbooks and HP ENVY Ultrabook systems, providing the ultimate combination of style and substance for entertainment experiences;
• HP EliteBook Folio,built from the ground up to be everything a business Ultrabook should be with security, manageability and reliability;
• HP t410 All-in-One Smart Zero Client,which features single-wire Power over Ethernet;
• HP Z220 Workstations and HP EliteBook Mobile Workstations with professional-class features;
• HP Officejet 150 Mobile All-in-One, the world’s first mobile all-in-one printer,(1) and an ideal companion for business professionals who need a compact, durable solution for printing, scanning and copying while on the go; and
• Four new HP LaserJet printers and an HP Scanjet, providing small and medium businesses (SMBs) and enterprise customers professional-quality documents and fast print speeds, along with the ability to extend the office beyond its physical location.
The newly merged HP Printing and Personal Systems group, announced March 21, enables HP to rally more energy and resources in service to customers. The combined organization enables greater investment in innovation and marketing, as well as streamlines HP’s collaboration with channel partners globally.
“The products we unveiled today are inspired by our customers, and confirm our passion to fuse form, function, style and reliability into great computers and printers,” said Todd Bradley, executive vice president, Printing and Personal Systems, HP. “We are well positioned to continue delivering innovation in the future for customers in China and everywhere else around the globe.”
HP’s premier client event, HP Discover, takes place June 4-7 in Las Vegas.
After reading all the great editor reviews and the not so great user reviews which of course matters the most, I decided to try out the device myself and write my own review from the perspective of an average African consumer. My review will be focused on three major points, Setup, Affordability and Durability.
After pulling the device out from the carton and fixing in the in-tray and ink cartridges, just as the step-by-step manual states, all you have to do is plug the printer to a power socket, switch on the printer, connect the printer to your wireless network or connect the printer to your PC via the USB cable, install the printer driver on your PC and you are ready to print all in 20 – 30 mins. The ePrint function works like a charm via a wired network connection, but setting-up the ePrint function to work via my wireless network is a headache which is yet to go away. You will be asked for your proxy connectivity details which 90% of the African population knows nothing about. So most likely the printer will be used via a wired network connection making the wireless a waste that is if you don’t care about the awesome ePrint function. Read more…